In a recent press briefing held in Davao, New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines David Strachan invited Filipino students to try applying for available scholarships in his country.
Strachan said that the scholarships are being offered every year for 24 post-graduate studies in three different sectors namely disaster risk management, agri-industries and renewable energies.
“We would like to get more students from Mindanao including Moro students and Lumad students to apply for these scholarships,” Strachan specifically pointed out.
According to Strachan, Filipinos are fast becoming one of the largest number of foreign students in New Zealand. In 2015, for example, there was an estimated 3,600 Filipino students in the country. “There was an 83 percent increase in the number of Filipino students going down to the courses in New Zealand,” the ambassador commented.
This, of course, is an excellent opportunity for Filipinos since 8 New Zealand universities are currently ranked among the best across the world.
Ben Burrowes, Regional Communications and Strategic Relations Manager in Southeast Asia for Education New Zealand, said: “We are also the only country in the world [that] has all of its universities on the top 500 worldwide. So our products [have] quality.”
As the StudyInNZ website tells us:
“Living in New Zealand and studying at Howick College as an international student can be an amazing experience. Howick College has an extensive history of educating international students and is extremely well equipped to help you make the most out of your time overseas.
“We offer excellent English language support, amazing optional trips around the country and have an extremely welcoming staff and student body. This combined with our academic achievement, wide variety of sport and practical focus makes Howick College a school you will be proud to attend.
“For the safety and comfort of our international students, Howick College follows the New Zealand Ministry of Education’s Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.”
Interested applicants may check out scholarship details over at the official website found at http://studyinnz.co.nz.
You may also get in touch with them via:
Sandspit Rd, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: +64 (9) 534-4492
Fax: +64 (9) 534-6574
Mail: PO Box: 38142, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand